Whenever I finish a really good book—one of those books that keeps you up at night, begging to be finished, that makes you think about something completely differently, that inspires you to create something that beautiful and thought-provoking, yourself—I immediately wish I could talk to the author. Sometimes I’m dying to ask the writer about their plot choices, but mostly I just want to know how. How’d they do it? How did they come up with the idea? How did they survive the grueling process of writing and editing? I want to know all about their process and experiences and habits, anything to give insight into the amazing feat of writing a book.
If you’ve ever felt the same way, then you’re in luck. We’ve invited some of Unsolicited Press’s fabulous poets and writers to join us for a little round table Question-and-Answer. Some questions are serious, some are silly, and all are interesting. Read on to meet some of our authors and find out about the behind the scenes process of writing.
To read what the authors had to say, click to read the article. This is a longer piece, but I hope it stimulates conversation!!!
Darci Schummer's Six Months in the Midwest debuts nationwide on August 12, 2014: The debut of Darci Schummer's Six Months in the Midwest is available for purchase nationwide. Unsolicited Press, a small press based on the West Coast selected the stunning collection for its wit and true-to-form style. Schummer tells a story the way Carver did. Her dead pan delivery shows real characters in real settings. Schummer is a Wisconsin girl living in Minneapolis, MN.
She is a graduate of Hamline University's MFA program. Her fiction has been read in Paper Darts, Revolver, Feile Festa, The Diverse Arts Project, Vita.mn, Conclave: A Journal of Character, Bartleby Snopes, and Midwestern Gothic. She is currently at work on a novel.
Set to debut in mid-August, Darci Schummer's Six Months in the Midwest is a short story collection addresses the daily turmoil of everyday citizens. You can pre-order your copy today.
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